This blog will cover various topics in the San Francisco dance community. It will look at up and coming choreographers and dancers. It will examine open classes available to the public and dance’s role in community involvement. To begin however I would like to look at the other blogs that are out there that cover similar topics.
“Open Studio: 455” is a really unique blog put together by the San Francisco Ballet. It was created to allow readers to learn more about what goes into the company’s performances. Choreographers, dancers, ballet masters, and various others contribute their perspectives to this blog.
Becca Hirschman’s blog “Dance in San Francisco” is filled with reviews of performances and festivals and interviews with people in the dance community. Many of her posts were originally written for SF Appeal. It is a great resource to learn about various dance events that are happening in San Francisco or to read reviews.
Rachel Howard is a journalist, author and dance critic who covered dance for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003. On her blog, “Footnotes; Author, Journalist and Dance Critic Rachel Howard”, she has posted a review of the San Francisco Ballet’s “Swan Lake” and looks at the San Francisco Ballet Gala.
“A Time to Dance” is a blog created by a dancer in the greater Washington D.C. area and is the writer’s way of trying to juggle her love of dance with other responsibilities in life. She looks at dance news and events and includes interesting tidbits such as a post about square dancing tractors.
These are just a few of the blogs that have been created about dance. In this blog I hope to explore the San Francisco dance world from an outsiders point of view and to write about various performances, dancers, companies and choreographers as well as how the general public can become involved in dance and how dance contributes to the community.